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Best served warm… this flaky puff pastry layered cake is filled with a dense frangipane (filling made with almonds). La galette de Rois (literally “the flat pastry cake of the Kings”) is a typical type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season. Traditionally, whoever finds the féve (porcelain figurine) in their slice becomes the King or Queen for the day and has to offer the next cake.

In France, you can find them in almost every bakery on the corner.. In London, you can find them at PAUL


25Dec

JOYEUX NOËL

In France, Christmas is an opportunity for family and for generosity, marked by family reunions, presents and sweets for children.

The celebration of Christmas in France varies by region – in Lyon, 8 December is la Fête de lumières, when Lyonnais pay hommage to the virgin Mary by putting candles in their windows to light up the city.

The Epiphany (la fête des Rois) is usually celebrated on 6th January with La Galette des Rois – a round cake which is cut into pieces and distributed by a child, known as le petit roi or l’enfant soleil, hiding under the table. Whoever finds la fève – the charm hidden inside – is King or Queen and can choose a partner.


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Every six weeks, photographers of all levels in London gather to take photo’s at a specified location. November’s London Photo Walk (LPW) took place in the Winter Wonderland. Christmas markets, observation wheels, fun fair rides and a Santa’s Grotto, along with the biggest ice skating rink in London, are some of the attractions at this Wonderland, so for those spending Christmas in London go check it out for some festive cheer.

Check out the London Photo Walk Facebook Page or their official site londonphotowalk.co.uk

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